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VENUS IN FUR Begins Performances Tomorrow, Feb 7, at the Lyceum Theatre

VENUS IN FUR
BEGINS PERFORMANCES AT BROADWAY’S LYCEUM THEATRE
TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 7

Get Venus in Fur Tickets

VENUS IN FUR, the acclaimed new play by David Ives, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie starring Tony Award nominee Nina Arianda and Emmy Award nominee Hugh Dancy begins performances tomorrow, February 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).

{module ad_left_body}When it opened last fall, VENUS IN FUR received universal rave reviews from critics. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times said “Nina Arianda is giving the first must see performance of the Broadway season,” Adam Green of Vogue raved that “Hugh Dancy is smashing,” and Scott Brown of New York Magazine called the two young actors, “flawless” and David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said they have a chemistry that “sizzles.”

Longtime collaborators David Ives and Walter Bobbie have been lauded for their work on the production with the Times saying, “David Ives’ Venus in Fur, stylishly directed by Walter Bobbie, is a suspense-packed study of power that is as funny as any play currently on Broadway,” Thom Geier of Entertainment Weekly called it “an electric new Broadway drama with a sexiness that is stunning to behold,” and Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press said, “Walter Bobbie’s direction is taut and dangerous”

VENUS IN FUR was highlighted as best of the year by The New York Times, Associated Press, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NY1, and Time Out New York.

VENUS IN FUR is produced at the Lyceum Theatre by Jon B. Platt, Scott Landis, Manhattan Theatre Club Productions, Inc. (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove Executive Producer), Jessica R. Jenen, Scott M. Delman, and Classic Stage Company.

Hugh Dancy is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

Vanda (Arianda) is a preternaturally talented young actress determined to land the lead in Thomas’ (Dancy) new play based on the classic erotic novel, Venus in Fur. Her emotionally charged audition for the gifted but demanding playwright/director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse, blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This dazzling new play is written by theatrical mastermind David Ives, and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. 

The creative team for VENUS IN FUR includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Anita Yavich (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Acme Sound Partners (sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight direction).

Tickets ($30.00 - $130.00; Premium: $175 for Wednesday matinees, $200.00 for all other performances) for VENUS IN FUR at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, or online at www.telecharge.com.

The regular performance schedule is Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

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